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“Understanding the brain in all its complexity is impossible for any group to accomplish in isolation.”
-Arthur Toga, Director

We’ve built a diverse team of neurobiologists, mathematicians, and computer scientists, and a worldwide network of collaborators sharing data. Our goal is to increase the pace of discovery in neuroscience by better understanding how the brain works when it’s healthy and what goes wrong in disease.

Our facility houses two advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanners for data acquisition: a Magnetom Prisma 3T and a Magnetom Terra 7T.

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LONI’s onsite data center features state-of-the-art security technology and can store more than four petabytes of brain imaging data.

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Our Scientific Visualization Group creates elegant maps and animations to illustrate brain structure and function.

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Latest News

08/21/2019

The Southern California (SoCal) High Low (Hi-Lo) Field Workshop is an annual workshop that will help researchers maximize the unique resources and research programs on the ultra-high-field (UHF) 7T Terra system at the Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute and the high performance low field (HPLF) ~0.5T system at the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. The goal is to engage the research and clinical imaging communities of Southern California, build a user base and stimulate new ideas.

08/21/2019

A team of experts at the INI, in collaboration with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF), has just added a crucial new element – RNA sequencing data — to its robust study of Parkinson’s disease.

08/20/2019

One of LONI's animations was featured on the NIH Director's blog on August 20.

08/16/2019

On July 1, Vishal Patel, MD, PhD, joined the Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute (INI) at the Keck School of Medicine of USC as an assistant professor of radiology.